I am Dr. Jason T. Black,
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer and Information Sciences.
I joined the CIS faculty first in the Fall of 1993, and then returned
after a five year hiatus in the Fall of 2000. After completing my
Masters, I worked as a Programmer with the Florida Department of
Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, where I was responsible for writing,
maintaining and testing COBOL programs handling vehicle registration
and driver's licenses.
From 1995 until 2001, I served as Academic Coordinator for the Florida-Georgia/Louis
Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Scholarship Program,
a NSF affiliate, here at Florida A&M University. Currently, I am
the co-coordinator of the Fundamentals of Programming course in
the department, where I also teach this subject. I received Ph.D.
in Computer Science from Florida State University during Fall 2004.
My areas of interest are varied, but most involve the fusion
of computer science and elementary education. My current focus is
on intelligent tutoring systems, and how they can be used to improve
reading comprehension skills for elementary-level students. I am
currently writing my dissertation on this research and hope to expand
it upon completion.